Name of Event: [Arts]sembly: Art is Community Third Annual Celebration
When: Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Where: Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
Address: 530 W 166th St, New York, New York 10032
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Link to Purchase: www.artful.ly/bxartsfactory
Type of Event: Fundraiser and Cultural/Art Showcase
Hosting the Event: Margarita Cuevas Cruz
What do they get with the ticket: The evening will be filled with fun art activities, music and dance performances and artists showcase! Come dance the night away with Uptown Vinyl Supreme, enjoy of the beautiful Alianza Dominicana Folklore Dancers, listen to Poetry and the performance of singer Brandon Tyler, be re-energized by an Art Exhibition by members of the BxArts Factory, get inspired by Keynote Speakers, create in our Art Stations and participate in our raffle! Your ticket will also include one free drink. Food will be sold by food vendors.
Event Sponsored by:
Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
Dominican Writer’s Association
Follow the link to read my blog entry about my exhibition last summer in collaboration with BxArts Factory and Montefiore Fine Arts Program.
In December I had the incredible experience of traveling to Poland, for “Why Do We Need Children’s Museums?” a two-day conference jumpstarting the conversation around starting a children’s museum in Warsaw. The meeting was organized by the arts organization Artanimacje Association and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. Six ACM member institutions sent staff to give presentations about their museums: Boston Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, London Children’s Museum, MUZEIKO – America for Bulgaria, and Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling.
Below please find my excerpt from the ACM blog on my experience:
Erin Hylton, former Education Programs Manager, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, presented, “Programming for Over a Century: Addressing the Needs of Children and their Families since 1899”
The meeting highlight was connecting with colleagues in Warsaw and hearing about the incredible projects they have created for children and young people in Poland. It was inspirational and illuminating to be a part of the beginning stages of the development of a children’s museum in Poland.
It was an incredible opportunity to connect with colleagues from around the world in Poland, as well as hear about the work happening in children’s museums across North America and Europe. The children’s museum field is as diverse as the families and communities we serve through a variety of programs, projects and exhibitions. It was encouraging to hear how we are all working through similar questions and solutions, including teaching empathy to our family and community audiences.
Blog Link for experiences from the other colleagues: https://childrensmuseums.blog/2018/03/21/why-do-we-need-childrens-museums/
Enjoy these photos from my stroll around Harlem in January!